Deafness in Dogs

Not only humans are affected by deafness; dogs are also.  Hearing is important for dogs for their own social interaction, and to make them more enjoyable companions. It is also vital for working dogs to hear well so they can do their various jobs effectively. Dogs who are deaf in one ear have difficulty localizing…

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Hair Cell Rock and Roll

Taking off a bit on last week’s controversy between Thomas Gold and Georg von Bekesy , rivals on their respective sides of the argument of passive versus resonance theories of  cochlear mechanics.  While researching last week’s Hearing International,  I came across an interesting discussion of hair cell electromotility.   Recall that the predominate cochlear mechanics theory of the 1950s, 1960s…

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